Adrijana Car – Thomas Jekel – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2018, Volume 1

Journal for Geographic Information Science


ISSN 2308-1708
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ISBN 978-3-7001-8359-4
Online Edition
doi:10.1553/giscience2018_01_
GI_Forum 2018, Volume 1 
 
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Thema: geography
Adrijana Car – Thomas Jekel – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2018, Volume 1

Journal for Geographic Information Science


ISSN 2308-1708
Online Edition

ISBN 978-3-7001-8359-4
Online Edition
doi:10.1553/giscience2018_01_
GI_Forum 2018, Volume 1 
 
Open access

Mira Weirather, Gunter Zeug, Thomas Schneider
PDF Icon  Automated Delineation Of Wildfire Areas Using Sentinel-2 Satellite Imagery ()
S.  251 - 262
doi:10.1553/giscience2018_01_s251

doi:10.1553/giscience2018_01_s251
Abstract:
Climate change will bring many changes to the world. For example, the frequency and severity of natural hazards and related disasters are expected to increase globally. Wildfires already affect thousands of people every year and cause billions of Euros’ worth of damage. It is therefore paramount to develop measures that help deal with the consequences of wildfires. Forests being the largest terrestrial ecosystem in the European Union and providing many ecosystem services, their loss due to wildfires is of serious concern. In this study, an algorithm to extract the burned area of wildfire events is presented. It was developed on the basis of three fire events in 2017. The procedure is fully automated, from downloading suitable data to determining the burned area by applying the differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) on open Sentinel-2 satellite imagery from the European Copernicus programme. First results show good performance and encourage its further development and application. It is planned that the output of our mapping will feed into and be used in calibrating wildfire simulations during longer fire events.

Keywords:  wildfires, Sentinel-2, Copernicus, cloud computing
Published Online:  2018/07/02 07:33:17
Document Date:  2018/06/22 10:19:00
Object Identifier:  0xc1aa5576 0x00390ce2

GI_Forum publishes high quality original research across the transdisciplinary field of Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The journal provides a platform for dialogue among GI-Scientists and educators, technologists and critical thinkers in an ongoing effort to advance the field and ultimately contribute to the creation of an informed GISociety. Submissions concentrate on innovation in education, science, methodology and technologies in the spatial domain and their role towards a more just, ethical and sustainable science and society. GI_Forum implements the policy of open access publication after a double-blind peer review process through a highly international team of seasoned scientists for quality assurance. Special emphasis is put on actively supporting young scientists through formative reviews of their submissions. Only English language contributions are published.

Starting 2016, GI_Forum publishes two issues a Year.
Joumal Information is available at: GI-Forum
GI_Forum is listed on the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)



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Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
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